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College students compete in genomics contest
    2017-11-29  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Zhang Qian

zhqcindy@163.com

To learn scientific knowledge is not easy and to bring the theories into practice can be even harder. A total of 18 teams from universities all around China took part in the 2017 National Genomics Application Ideas Competition for College Students (G-ideas) in Yantian District on Saturday.

The 18 finalist teams were selected through competitive preliminaries and entered into the final round held at Dameisha area over the weekend. The teams took turns sharing their ideas in a roadshow-like format.

During the presentations, college students from Peking University, Jilin University, Shenzhen University and some others presented their thoughts on bringing genomics theories into practical use.

For instance, one team from Shenzhen University introduced an app named NICHE that provides customized solutions to customers’ skin problems based on a gene sequencing analysis of the microorganisms on their skin.

Another team from Shenzhen Institute of Technology shared a project combining technologies of gene engineering and microorganisms to degrade pesticide remains in soil.

Eventually, through an intense and rigorous competition, Sichuan University became the ultimate winner with two teams from the university winning the title “Star of Innovation” for both the commercial idea category and the application idea category.

The winning project in the commercial category presented a project that reduces the cost of producing medication for kidney diseases. Their technology adopted by them is to obtain natural substances from plantains using a biosynthesis method.

The team was granted 50,000 yuan (US$ 7,578) in cash, a gift package of genomics application as well as internship opportunity and reference letters for jobs.

Alongside their peers, another team from Sichuan University won the top prize in the application idea category with a project that treats hyperuricemia and gout.

The competition was jointly sponsored by the Yantian District People’s Government, BGI Group and Shenzhen Genomics Industry Alliance.

It is the second year that the Shenzhen organizations have held the competition, encouraging college students to generate innovative and applicable ideas in genomics.

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